Cheney Brothers Printed Novelty "Zantine Silk", 1917

Cheney Brothers Printed Novelty "Zantine Silk", 1917

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Cheney Brothers printed novelty modernist design "Zantine Silk", 1917. Original cataloging: Mfr.# 54202. "A soft, drapey plain weave fabric. Printed with a conventionalized Egyptian design in gold, green, rose, light and dark blue." (W. 40 in., L. 36 in.) The design is a modernist-inspired one, in bright, contrasting colors, of alternating wavy bands of dark blue pointed ovals with green linework, and geometric motifs in pink, light blue-gray, oranges and greens. Manufacturer's trade name, "Zantine Silk".
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Currently not on view
Object Name
printed silk
fabric length
date made
1917
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave, cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
gold (overall color)
green (overall color)
pink (overall color)
blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
ID Number
TE.T03850.000
catalog number
T03850.000
accession number
61753
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
Cheney Brothers
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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